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Truck sputtering going uphill.
I would only be speculating on this problem since you have altered the fuel tank system on the truck. I suspect that the fuel pump is getting starved of fuel and when you are going up a hill causes the...
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Noisy lifters
Hi. Noisy lifters can occur for a number of different reasons. The most common being low or old oil or a poor quality oil filter. If the oil filter is restricted or if it is full of debris, then the...
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Engine stalls when accelerating
The carburetor on the engine may be at fault if it has plugged main jets. The engine does not need too much fuel to rev it up when in park. If you can put it in park and slowly accelerate...
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Transmission not engaging
Transmission oil needs to be changed at the correct service intervals and the correct fluid added. If you do not replace it as suggested, you run the risk of ruining your transmission when you do replace it. I suspect this...
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Car floods and dies after installing new carburetor
A carburetor may flood if dirt enters the needle valve and prevents it from closing. It may also flood if the float is set too high, or it develops a leak and sinks. Finally, flooding can occur due to excessive...
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Why when I install a starter in truck it makes a lot of noise an then have to replace starter again the gears are grinded down
You may need to install a spacer to prevent the flywheel from touching the starter gear when the vehicle is running. This could be cause of both the noise and the worn down gears. If you need help with this...
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1977 Ford F-100 not starting, fuel-pump related?
If the hose before the fuel pump has a hole in it, then the car will suck air in the system and the fuel pump will not be able to pull fuel from fuel tank. The entire fuel system should...
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Fuel problem in 1960 F-100
First, you'd want to make sure that the carburetor isn't getting full of crud. So pull the top off of the carburetor and look inside. If it's full of debris, even though you have a new fuel pump, you're going...
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3 speed column trans problem.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The shift linkage should first be checked to make sure it is going all the way in gear. Sometimes these vehicles had problems when motor mounts broke and it would not go into gear....
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When headlights are on, turn signals do not work - 1979 Ford F-100
If the items share a common ground or power circuit, there could be a loose connection or a bit of corrosion in the shared circuits in the steering column. The cross contact from corrosion growing across circuits can cause similar...
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Fuel pump/filter replacements no fix for fuel delivery problem - 1982 Ford F-100
It may be time for a new carburetor if this one has clogged. You have the option of rebuilding it as well. Have an experienced technician assist you in checking for the proper fuel pressure from the pump. Also, if...
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Truck developed idling problem - 1980 Ford F-100
Check the cap and rotor of the distributor. Wear and corrosion inside this component can cause many idling issues and misfires. Disconnect the coil and leave the cap off and observe the rotor spinning while having someone crank the vehicle...
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To shift into drive gear, have to rev engine
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1982 Ford F-100. The new modulators may be to blame if the parts are not exactly like the original one and made somewhat the same way. This can lead to improper performance....
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Truck will not start, but lights still work - 1979 Ford F-100
Considering the loud clicking, have the battery tested and charged just to be sure. A loud clicking from the engine bay is a symptom of a failed or weak starter, low charge on the battery or a grounding problem in...
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The truck has problems shifting
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Ford F-100. Depending on the engine you have and if you have a manual transmission then you may have broken motor and transmission mounts that will cause the clutch linkage and shifter to...
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My truck will sometimes run in park but whenever I switch gears. It dies when going into either drive or reverse
Hi, thanks for writing in. A weak idle is most often caused by vacuum leaks in the intake system. This can be a loose or leaking vacuum hose (including hose to modulator on the transmission), leaking or stuck open exhaust...
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Truck runs fine most of the time but sometimes when its raining it won't crank and there is no noise at all.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. For the no start situation that you are encountering, check the wiring to your starter and make sure that the wires are tight and clean. If the wires are clean, then check the...
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I have a 1965 Ford F100 with a pontiac 455 motor, what would be the pros and cons of 1) straight piping the truck and 2) would I l
Running straight exhaust off of the headers will cause the engine to have no back pressure and can cause cold air to get to the valves along with excessive oxygen and can overheat the headers and valves. It is recommended...
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73 f100 360 FE lurches then stalls when put in gear
Hi there. Typically when you put the truck in gear and it stalls, it's caused by a fuel delivery problem; usually a defective fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or a fuel filter installed backwards in some instances. It could also...
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How do I keep my 72 ford ranger from stalling out while in idle? Does it deal with the carburetor, certain gas, or gas line?
Hi there. Actually, all three items you listed have a hand in the idle of an early 70's Ford engine. As a vehicle ages, some parts that are typically never replaced, like fuel lines and the fuel tank will eventually...

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